Technology such as text to speech helps students learn, but it’s important to note that it also helps educators teach. Education at any level is a career path that comes with ample rewards and challenges. Most people who choose to teach do so because they are passionate about the subject matter, and just as passionate about passing that information on to the next generation of students. With that passion comes a desire to reach every student, in every classroom, and impart in them the same passion for learning that the educator has for teaching. With the many advances in available technology and an improved understanding of how to educate many different student types, today’s educators are working from a better understanding than their predecessors. It is also an unfortunate fact that not every classroom is starting from the same place, when it comes to the integration of technology. Cutting-edge technology is expensive, especially in public elementary and secondary schools, and tends to appear first in schools which are well-funded. As prices drop or grants become available, more schools are able to integrate new technology, but the process takes time. Fortunately some technological tools, like text to speech, are more affordable, the more so when they are delivered as a service, and can therefore reach more classrooms, more students, more quickly. In many ways, modern educational philosophy and technology are all about creating a level playing field for all students. Funding disparities have been a reality for as long as organized education has existed, but they rarely stifle the ingenuity of educators. To the contrary, most educators are experts at getting the absolute most out of what they have to work with. This means that even incremental improvements in technology can have a major positive effect, when combined with the advancements in education theory that are available to any teacher who chooses to seek them.